Fuel cell switched on at Cal State San Bernardino

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A new 1.4 MW utility-owned a fuel cell is now in full operation at Cal State San Bernardino.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

>”Electricity generated by the fuel cell is going straight into the Edison grid, and the university will be able to utilize the waste heat it produces to preheat the campus heating system, resulting in an estimated annual savings of $120,000 from avoided natural gas costs,” said Tony Simpson, senior director of facilities services at Cal State San Bernardino.

The combined heat and power configuration —known as cogeneration — of the fuel cell will reduce the campus’s carbon dioxide emissions by lessening reliance on the high temperature hot water generators currently in operation. The fuel cell will continue to use natural gas to generate ultra-clean electricity through an electrochemical reaction, but because there is no combustion, unhealthful emissions are reduced.

Additionally, the fuel cell is highly efficient, generating more power from a given unit of fuel and lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to combustion-based power sources in a similar size range. Cogeneration DFC power plants can achieve total thermal efficiencies up to 90 percent, depending on the application.<

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Work begins on largest North American fuel cell – Natural Gas to Electricity

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Dominion, one of the US’ largest energy companies, and FuelCell Energy Inc have begun construction of the largest fuel cell power project in North America.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

>Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell, which is being built next to the Interstate 95 motorway and the Northeast rail corridor, will produce 14.9 megawatts of clean energy, enough to power approximately 15,000 homes. It will use an electro-chemical process that converts natural gas into electricity.<


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Ceramic Fuel Cells receives German order for micro combined heat and power units – Proactiveinvestors (AU)

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Ceramic Fuel Cells (ASX: CFU) has received a binding order for 60 integrated micro combined heat and power (mCHP) units from German energy service provider EWE.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

Integrated mCHP generators combine fuel-cell technology and a condensing boiler to meet all electricity and heat requirements for single-family homes and small office buildings.

Operating this new fleet will demonstrate the latest product improvements that Ceramic and its development partner Gebrüder Bruns Heiztechnik GmbH have incorporated, including enhanced overall control and thermal efficiency.

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